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Sort file:- Sevenoaks, January, 2019.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 06 January, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1700s-

Chequers

Open 2019+

71-73 High Street

Sevenoaks

01732 450144

http://chequerssevenoaks.co.uk/

https://whatpub.com/chequers

Chequers 2013

Above photo 2013 by Nigel Chadwick Creative Commons Licence.

Chequers sign 1993Chequers sign 1993

Above signs, October 1993.

Chequers sign 2006Chequers sign 2006

Above signs, October 2006.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Chequers sign 2012

Above sign 2012.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)

The building was granted a Grade II listing on 13 April 1951.

In 1901 the pub was situated next door to a Coffee Tavern.

 

Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser 07 December 1906.

LICENSE TRANSFERS.

In the case of the transfer of the license of the "Chequer's Inn," High Street, Sevenoaks, from Mr. Edwin Butler to Mr. Walter Shorter, the chairman said he took it that the incoming tenant was only taking on this trade for the first time.

Mr. Shorter replied in the affirmative.

The Chairman asked whether he had gone carefully through his agreement, and if he understood exactly under what terms he held the house.

Mr. Shorter: I think so. I am satisfied with it at present sir.

 

I have reference to another "Chequers" addressed at Weald. This may be the same pub, but the licensee list as yet doesn't quite match.

 

LICENSEE LIST

NEWMAN John 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

SEWELL Thomas 1851-71+ (age 44 in 1851Census)

BARBER William Wright 1874+

BUTCHER William 1881+ (age 44 in 1881Census)

REDMAN Robert 1882+

BUTLER Edwin 1891-Dec/1906 (age 49 in 1901Census)

SHORTER Walter Dec/1906+

SHORTER Fanny Mrs 1913-18+

JEFFERY William Thomas 1922-30+

MILLER Douglas J 1938+

http://pubshistory.com/Chequers.shtml

 

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

CensusCensus

http://theweald.org/P2.asp?PId=Se.Chequers

 

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